September 5, 2016

Roehampton University-Sacred Heart PhD Studentships for Students from Lower or Middle Income Countries

Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) PhD Studentships

Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: Society of the Sacred Heart, University of Roehampton
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The University of Roehampton, London, is thankful for the generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart, of three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships which are available for new overseas students, starting 1 October 2017.

The Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) PhD Studentships are for the support of three candidates with a strong academic record and the potential for academic excellence at doctoral level.

Preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to their home community through their planned research project or area of study, and through their future career plans.

Eligibility
TARGET GROUP
This programme is open to all international students but preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries (see World Bank list of lower or middle income countries.)

CRITERIA / REQUIREMENTS
You must meet the standard requirements for PhD study at Roehampton. The criteria are:
  • Academic excellence – record to date and potential
  • Nationality and domicile (candidates must declare all nationalities held; preference will be given to those who are solely citizens of and domiciled in lower-middle income countries*)
  • Commitment to contributing to the student’s home community
  • Fit of proposed project to the research environment at Roehampton and available supervisory expertise
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
University of Roehampton, UK

Fields of study
PhD Programmes where the planned research project or area of study will contribute to candidate's home community, Suitable projects may be, for example, related to education, human rights, theology/philosophy, other topics relevant to justice, community service, environmental development.

This is only an indicative list; no disciplinary areas are excluded, and specific projects and intentions will be assessed in relation to the broad criterion of making a contribution to the student’s home community.

Number of awards
Three (3) awards will be granted

Sponsorship duration
The scholarships are for 3 years, subject to annual assessments of satisfactory progress.

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship covers the fees at overseas rates, stipend at Research Council UK rates, currently £16,057 (tax-free), and contribution to research project costs.

Method of Application
Prior to submitting a full application, candidates should contact a potential academic supervisor at Roehampton to discuss their project ideas. Full application requirements include a completed PhD application form and other standard application documents; AND a covering letter outlining why the candidate is interested in studying for a PhD, why they are applying to Roehampton, how their project and future career plans will contribute to their home community, and confirming all nationalities held by the candidate (max. 500 words). Applications should be submitted by the deadline date below.

It is important to read the scholarship brochure, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

DEADLINES:
Applications are due on Monday, 5 December 2016

PLEASE NOTE:
Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held by telephone/Skype in the second half of January 2017.

The University of Roehampton, formerly Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, is a public university in the United Kingdom, situated on three major sites in Roehampton, south-west London. The University celebrates 150 years of involvement in higher education in 2016. It is a research intensive modern university and has an excellent research track record in all its 10 academic departments.

Research students are welcomed as full members of its thriving research environment. They receive excellent training through its Research Student Development Programme, and engage in academic and social activities with its active research student community. Students also benefit from the huge range of research events and facilities available in London.

Application Deadline: 5 December 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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